Vent Away – Open Discussion
Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,
After watching the Michael Brown funeral, I’m in a solemn yet angry mood. I’m angry because of ignorant people who think it’s a fun thing to do to disrespect the dead because of their race. I’m angry that those doing so also claim being of a superior race, and I’m angry that their hypocrisy prevents them from knowing that death does not discriminate.
I’m angry that some people think that cops are gods, rather than men and women who voluntarily chose to be cops along with all of the frailties of mankind.
Okay — I’ll just say it — to Darren Wilson supporters, let him patrol in your neighborhood. Do we see how that worked for George Zimmerman? His own friend doesn’t want him patrolling the back of his store. The so-called supporters say one thing but act another.
“Oh yeah. Let’s support the trigger happy guys who killed unarmed Black teens, but we don’t want let them loose in our neighborhoods with those guns.”
I’m saddened. I’m saddened that there are hundreds of thousands of young people, White, Black, Brown, Yellow and Red, who have done everything they were told would make them successful to obtain the American dream, to find that they can be stopped in their tracks if just one person discovers that they smoked a joint, or used profanity at a cop, or listened to that music. And, I remember a time when guys with long hair were beaten by cops and some people thought that they deserved it because they were hippies.
Where do we go from here?
What’s on your mind?